Songbird – an Irish / Greek collaboration
8:00 μμ
Droichead Arts Centre
Songbird sees one of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians, fiddle player Dónal O’Connor, join forces with soulful Greek vocalist and percussionist Chrysoula Kechagioglou, presenting brand new music inspired by Irish and Greek instrumental and song traditions.

Exploring contemporary and traditional compositions and new approaches to musical accompaniment, this promises to be a stunning cross-cultural collaboration, connecting the musical language of Ireland and Greece in fresh and innovative ways.

Dónal O’Connor fiddle, harmonium
Chrysoula Kechagioglou
 voice, percussion


Maria Ploumi lute
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh
 vocals, flute & whistles

Music Network is delighted to present Songbird, an exciting new commissioning project bringing three of Ireland’s leading traditional musicians together with three extraordinary international counterparts for new cross-cultural collaborations. These unique musical partnerships have created new work for a series of three concerts inspired by the music and cultures of Ireland, Greece, Colombia and Nepal, in a joyful celebration of the migratory nature of music.

The initiative is presented in association with Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda, Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar and Siamsa Tíre in Tralee this autumn.